The stars held their place in the universe last night. Their sparkling light cast a net across the night time sky twinkling joyfully in fiery abandon. They did not fall to the ground to smother earth in their blanket. They held their place and shone bright.
The moon stayed on high, shining bright, spending its time reflecting the light of the sun as earth orbited in orderly fashion around it.
And shadows lengthened. And shadows shortened. And tides ebbed in and out. And the universe continued its journey through time unnoticed, unremarked, unobserved.
All is as it is. All is what it is in the universe. We walk this planet oblivious to its grand design, and all is as it is.
Have you smiled this morning in gratitude?
Have you smiled?
I awoke this morning to Beaumont’s quivering body squirming to get out of his kennel where he spends the nights sleeping at the end of our bed.
And I laughed.
And I cuddled his sweet puppy body against my heart and whispered, I love you dear Beaumont, as I carried him outside to the grass. I stood in the sun as he sniffed the dew-kissed earth searching for just the right spot to relieve himself. I stood in the sun and felt the warmth of morning light falling upon my face. I smelt the fresh crisp air of morning. Heard the birds singing in the trees.
And I breathed deeply of morning’s grace and I smiled.
What a wonderful day to be alive.
I am grateful.
For many mornings past, I never stepped out into the world around me when first I arose. I had no reason and did not make the connection that stepping out into the air outside my back door awakens my senses to the wonder and beauty and bounty of the earth all around me.
I am grateful for Beaumont’s presence and his reminder to appreciate and give thanks for the world around me.
Scientists predict that by the year 2050 we will be over 9 billion people on this planet.
9 billion + people.
They also predict that with so many people on earth, we will each have to be make do with 40% less of life’s essential resources — water and oxygen.
Staggering thought. Will we have to breathe less? Drink less? How will we survive?
What can I do today to create better for tomorrow?
What can I contribute, give, create that will improve life on earth today and thus, ripple out into the future in ever increasing waves of joy-inducing harmony?
To change the world, I must raise my consciousness on how I walk on this planet. I must go in peace. Softly. Gently. Respectfully.
Changing the world begins with me.
When each of us accepts we are the change we seek to create in the world, and act from our higher ground, acknowledging and being accountable for every step, every breath, every act, we will create a better world as we treat the world better, together.